Sips of the Week: Little Fish Brewing Co. beer guide

Little Fish Brewery offers 5 oz., $2 samplers, meaning you can go in and try a variety of beers to find out exactly what you like. Try these three...
Becca Zook

From left to right: Saison du Poisson, Reinheitsgewhat!? and Lil' Harvey's Milk Stout.

Little Fish Brewery offers 5 oz., $2 samplers, meaning you can go in and try a variety of beers to find out exactly what you like. Try these three to start before sampling the whole menu with insight from co-owners Shaun White and Jimmy Stockwell.

Saison du Poisson — 5 percent alcohol — Little Fish’s house ale was the first beer made and it’s brewed with organic spelt: a grain White wanted to use in Little Fish’s beer.

“Spelt has been called the grain of Ohio and I really like spelt,” White says. “It was an obvious choice for us. “

Reinheitsgewhat!? — 4.2 percent alcohol — Reinheisgewhat!?, Little Fish’s sour wheat beer, gets its name from the Reinheitsgebot, a 1516 Bavarian Purity law that said brewers could only use malt, water and hops in beer. Made with fruit instead of hops — hence the ‘what’ in the name — it’s bright yellow and in each sip, you can taste the zesty fruit and a calming chamomile finish. Unlike other sour beers, which can take a year to make, Reinheitsgewhat!? has a very short turnaround time.

“[Sours] are something we can really contribute to the Ohio brew scene,” Stockwell says. “We really want to have a sour on basically all the time.”

Lil’ Harvey’s Milk Stout — 4.8 percent alcohol — is named after White’s son Harvey. This stout is made with nitrogen and is smooth from start to finish. It tastes like a stout, but isn’t as bitter due to some added sugar. It is also lighter due to the nitrogen.

“Stouts on nitro are pretty awesome.” White says.

To learn more about Little Fish Brewing Co., pick up the latest issue of Backdrop magazine on Tuesday or by reading our story about it by clicking here. You can also visit littlefishbrewing.com.

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